Prostate Cancer Quiz

Prostate Cancer Quiz Questions
(Answers are at end of questions)

 Q1-If you visited an Urologist, or Radiation Oncologist, did the doctor suggest you also visit a Medical Oncologist?

 Q2- What percent of men with a low or medium grade prostate cancer, who have been treated, will have a Recurrence of their prostate cancer?

 Q3- A good Diet will prevent Prostate Cancer?  True or False

Q4-Supplements and Vitamins are a good way to improve your diet and help prevent prostate cancer. True of False?

 Q5- Name a major advantage for delaying treatment for prostate cancer?

 Q6- Men who do Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance often have treatment if their condition warrants it. How does the death rates of these men compare to the men who have treatment shortly after their diagnosis?  Is it within 1%, 10%, 15 %, or 25%?

 Q7-Does having an active life-style, (Run. Swim. Jog, Gym workouts etc.), prevent or decrease  the chance of developing Prostate Cancer?   True or False

 Q8-Treatments for Prostate Cancer usually have a side effect?  True or False

 Q9-What prevents Prostate Cancer?

 Q10-How ethical is a doctor? More, less, or just as ethical as other people?

 Q11- Should the hospital your doctor is affiliated with determine which prostate cancer treatment the doctor will recommend?

 Q12-Robotic Surgery to remove a prostate is better than the Standard Open Surgery.  True or False?

 Q13- Can Prostate Cancer be inherited from a man’s father?

 Q14- Can Prostate Cancer be inherited from a man’s Mother?

 Q15- Can Prostate Cancer be inherited from a sibling, or uncle?

 Q16– Can Prostate Cancer be inherited from a grandfather?

 Q17- Is a man’s race a factor in developing Prostate Cancer?  True or False

 Q18- How many possible causes have been listed for developing prostate cancer or having a more severe

 Q19-What causes Prostate Cancer? 

 Q20- If you are going to have Prostate Surgery, should you use a surgeon, who has much experience?

 Q21- Always have the treatment your doctor recommends. True or False

 Q22-How long can a man with Prostate Cancer delay his treatment?  One year, three years, six years, 10 years, 15 years, indefinitely ?

 Q23-How many men are delaying treatment, after a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer?  5%,  10%,  15%,  20%


Prostate Cancer Quiz Answers

A1-If you did not consult with all three PC specialists, you have deprived yourself of the best information to help yourself. You should also see each one separately, so as not to be confused, and ease of remembering what each said.  You will also receive a more unbiased opinion.

 A2- Up to fifty (50%) percent. See Recurrence Segment, Para. 2.1,  2.3, and 2.5

 A3- There is no proof that diet prevents PC. However, A Japanese diet seems to prevent PC, but no one has been able to determine which foods are consumed, or avoided, or is it the soil, or the food preparation, or the age at which certain foods are started in the diet. In the Diet and Nutrition Segment different categories of food, are discussed with conflicting study results. 

  A4-False. In the Diet and Nutrition Segment, eight (8) of these items are discussed in Para. 2.2 through 2.16

 A5-Drastically improved Quality of Life, because there are no side effects from any treatment. See Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance Segment, Para. 2.12

 A6- The answer is less than one percent. See Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance Segment, Para 2.4, 2.5, 2.6A, 2.6B

 A7- False. Men who are in better physical condition, may tolerate the cancer treatment better, but exercise does not prevent, or minimize the severity of the disease. See Causes and Prevention Segment, para. 2.29 through 2.36

 A8- True. Almost every treatment has some side effects. Some are short lived, some last forever. Some are minor, some are very severe, and affect the Quality of Life. See Treatment Side Effects Segment, Section 1.0

 A9- Nothing !  See Causes and Prevention Segment, Para. 1.0 and 1.1

 A10- Doctors are no more or no less ethical than the general population. Wearing a white coat does not make a person more ethical

 A11- No, it should not, but very often the patient is “persuaded” to have a specific treatment  See Treatment Options Segment, Para 3.2

 A12- False.  Each method has some advantages, and some disadvantages. Doctors argue on both sides, depending on what method they personally use. Paragraph 2.6 in the Treatment Options Segment has detailed discussion on the Pros and Cons, and why many doctors are against Robotic Surgery.

 A13-Yes. See Causes and Prevention Segment, Para 2.5

 A14-Yes. See Causes and Prevention Segment, Para  2.6,  2.8, 2.8A

 A15- No, not inherited, but if a brother or uncle has Prostate Cancer the risk is substantially increased. See Causes and Prevention Segment, Para 2.5, 2.9

 A16 No, not inherited, but the risk of having prostate cancer is greatly increased. See Causes and Prevention Segment, Para 2.5, 2.9A

 A17- True. Men of color have a 60% increased risk of developing PC, and usually a much more aggressive case.   See Causes and Prevention of Prostate Cancer Segment, Para. 2.15

 A18-  Sixteen(16).  Some are causes, some may affect the severity, and some may be an indication of prostate cancer. See the Causes and Prevention Segment 

 A19- A man has one chance in six (6) of developing Prostate Cancer. The latest research and thinking seems to indicate genetics / inheritance as the major factor. The list of other causes is primarily assumptions and hypotheses. See Causes and Prevention Segment, Section 2. However if you believe all the causes listed, then110% of all men should have prostate cancer.

A20- Not necessarily. The doctor’s innate capability is a huge factor and probably more important than total numbers of operations. For an explanation see Treatment Options Segment, para 4.1

 A21- False. A doctor will often recommend his specialty. See all three PC Specialists, one at a time, for best results. Even if you had a second opinion you must visit all three specialists

 A22- each man’s cancer is different, but some men have delayed treatment for over twenty (20) years. The median time is about 7 or 8 years before being treated. Imagine the joy of delaying treatment side effects without changing the final outcome. Read the Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance Segment

 A23- More that100,000 in the USA. It is very difficult to obtain the exact number, as this statistic is not reported.  It is estimated that about five (5) percent of men opt to delay treatment, but 60 percent should.

 A23- Ten to 15 percent of the men diagnosed, are now opting to do Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance. This means that between 23,000 and 35,000 men each year are delaying treatment. The number who qualify is about 65%. See Watchful Waiting / Active Surveillance, Para 2.2, and  2.3